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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 25, 2003 7:59am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Naming conventions enforced

Hi everyone,

I just made some changes to the import page. Your files (in addition to the top level directory, which was all that used to be checked), must adhere to our the Archive's naming convention (only permitted characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, -, and .). The page won't let you import any recordings that have files that violate this convention.

Thanks for helping maintain the integrity and readability of files for the future.

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Poster: Tribe Date: Sep 29, 2003 12:01pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Naming conventions enforced

Hey Jon, when you have a chance could you check and see what illegal characters I have in a recent batch of 78s I've been trying to post. I've reviewed the titles and can't find anything apparently wrong. Could any tags contained within the file cause this? Thanks.

Tribe

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 29, 2003 12:08pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Naming conventions enforced

Your directory tree looks like this:

|-- Bluesbottle
| `-- Blues In The Bottle.mp3
|-- Johndean
| `-- Lost John Dean.mp3
|-- Lean
| `-- Streak Of Lean Streak Of Fa.mp3
|-- Nugrape
| `-- I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape.mp3
`-- Tennesseegirls
`-- Tennessee Girls.mp3


The file names have spaces in them. The only allowed characters are:

letters (upper and lower case)
numbers
underscore (_)
hyphen (-)
period (.)

I know it's a bit restrictive, but it's done for a number of good reasons (easy to conform to the RFC for URIs, easy to manipulate in Unix without having to escape, etc.). Most of our tools break on file names that have characters which need escaping.

So if you remove the spaces, the system will accept the uploads.

Thanks so much for taking all the time to digitize these amazing 78s!

Jon

This post was modified by Jonathan Aizen on 2003-09-29 19:08:55

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Poster: Tribe Date: Sep 29, 2003 12:14pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Naming conventions enforced

I'm confused now. Are you referring to spaces between the words of the title of the file? If that's the case, all of them have spaces within the title, but some are good to import and others are not.

Glad that folks enjoy these strange little tunes as much as I do.

Tribe

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 29, 2003 12:37pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Naming conventions enforced

Hmmmm... it's a bug. Not sure how to fix though - it takes the system an hour to update the list of files you have uploaded.

I'll talk to a colleague tomorrow and see how to resolve it.

Anyway, yes, the spaces are what I was talking about. Fix those and you'll be all set.

Thanks!

Jon

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Poster: Tribe Date: Sep 29, 2003 1:50pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Naming conventions enforced

Got 'em, Jon. Thanks for the help.

Tribe